Iran unveils new missile, says seeks peace through strength

REUTERS
August 22, 2015

Iran on Saturday unveiled a new surface-to-surface missile it said could strike targets with pin-point accuracy within a range of 500 km (310 miles) and it said military might was a precondition for peace and effective diplomacy. The defense ministry’s unveiling of the solid-fuel missile, named Fateh 313, came little more than a month after Iran and world powers reached a deal that requires Tehran to abide by new limits on its nuclear program….But Iran has said it will not follow parts of the nuclear deal that restricts its military capabilities, a stance reaffirmed by… Rouhani…Iran has one of the largest missile programs in the Middle East. It wants to export arms to its allies in the region and import anti-missile systems to prevent any possible attack by its arch-foe Israel. READ MORE

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